2020 Georgia Code
Title 4 - Animals
Chapter 3 - Livestock Running at Large or Straying
§ 4-3-10. Fees for Impounding, Serving Notice, Care and Feeding, Advertising, and Disposing of Impounded Animals

Universal Citation: GA Code § 4-3-10 (2020)

The fees allowed for impounding, serving notice, care and feeding, advertising, and disposing of impounded animals shall be as follows:

  1. For impounding each animal, the actual cost of impounding each animal and mileage as provided by law for the arrest and commitment of prisoners;
  2. For serving any notice and making return thereon, the actual cost and mileage provided by law for executing writs in actions at law and making return upon the same;
  3. For feed and care of impounded animals, the actual cost per day per animal not to exceed $25.00 per day per animal;
  4. For advertising or posting notices of sale of impounded animals, the same as provided by law for advertising property for sale under process;
  5. For sale or other disposition of impounded animals, the actual cost associated with such sale or other disposition; and
  6. For report of sale of impounded animals, the actual cost associated with such report of sale.

(Ga. L. 1953, Jan.-Feb. Sess., p. 380, § 6; Ga. L. 1988, p. 325, § 1; Ga. L. 2020, p. 484, § 1/SB 362.)

The 2020 amendment, effective July 29, 2020, substituted "the actual cost of impounding each animal" for "the sum of $10.00" in paragraph (1); substituted "the actual cost" for "the sum of $7.50" in paragraph (2); in paragraph (3), substituted "the actual cost" for "the sum of $5.00" and added "not to exceed $25.00 per day per animal" following "animal"; substituted "the actual cost associated with such sale or other disposition" for "the sum of $5.00" in paragraph (5); and substituted "the actual cost associated with such report of sale" for "the sum of $2.50" in paragraph (6).

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 4 Am. Jur. 2d, Animals, § 38.

C.J.S.

- 3B C.J.S., Animals, §§ 311 et seq.

ALR.

- Implied agreement to pay for pasturage by owner of livestock which enters on another's land, 39 A.L.R. 857.

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